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is demanding, but UCLA must meet the challenge for the sake of California
and the nation.
REAPS THE BENEFITS OF UCLA’S ENTREPRENEURIAL WORK THROUGH
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXPERTISE, AND THROUGH THE THOUGHTFUL
DIALOGUE, ECONOMIC ADVANCES AND SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS THAT
ARE FOSTERED HERE.
Photography by Diana Koenigsberg, Reed Hutchinson ’71 and
Photography by Dominique Vorillon
THIS ISSUE OF UCLA MAGAZINE, we hope to engage our Bruin
family in a conversation that is of vital importance to the entire
university community: “Can UCLA afford to be great? Can we
afford not to be?”
years ago I shared my vision that UCLA would continue its ascent
among the world’s great universities. I remain confident,
despite the challenges we face, that UCLA can and will realize that
is a challenge for UCLA primarily because our aspiration is so ambitious.
Over the past 50 years, American universities have emerged as the
best in the world. But to thrive in the 21st century, our nation’s
research universities, UCLA among them, must adapt to powerful forces
now shaping higher education — demographic trends, economic
developments and the technological revolution, to name just a few.